The Rape Crisis Center Hosts First-Ever TeenSPACE Youth Summit

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WHAT: The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is hosting the first-ever TeenSPACE (Starting Prevention and Awareness in Communities Everywhere) Youth Summit on August 21. The one-day event is intended to bring high-school age students together for learning and brainstorming sessions to empower the students with concrete ideas for ending sexual assault and related violence in their own communities – school, church group, club, etc. The Summit is free to attend and is open to Clark County students enrolled in ninth through 12th grades during the 2014-2015 school year. Interested students may register by emailing lisa@rcclv.org to request a registration packet.

During the Summit, the RCC staff will start the conversation and serve as facilitators as the students work with each other to formulate ideas for preventing violence in their schools and community. At the end of the day, students will be asked to choose one project and commit to making it happen during the 2014-2015 school year. The RCC, in turn, will commit to supporting each student with information and resources to help make their project a reality.

“The statistics on the prevalence of teen dating abuse are staggering and sobering, and we feel very strongly that young people have the power to make a difference by stopping violence of all forms within their own peer group,” said Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center. “The Youth Summit is an excellent opportunity for students to not only hone their leadership skills, but to take what they learn and practically apply that knowledge within their immediate community.”

WHO: Clark County students enrolled in ninth through 12th grades during the 2014-2015 school year. Recent graduates from the class of 2014 may also attend.

HOW: Registration is free. Registration deadline is August 15, 2014. Email lisa@rcclv.org to submit registration.

WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

WHERE: Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

About The Rape Crisis Center:
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community Action Against Rape (CAAR) with the goal of helping those in Clark County heal from the trauma of sexual violence. Today, The Rape Crisis Center operates a 24/7 crisis hotline and hospital response for sexual assault victims and provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims begin the healing process and navigate the legal system. The RCC is also committed to raising awareness of sexual assault and engaging in prevention efforts through educational programs and community outreach, particularly to youth. The Rape Crisis Center hotline number is 702-366-1640. For more information, visit www.rcclv.org.

Contact:
Melissa Warren, (702) 528-6016, melissa@ffwpr.com
Lisa Robinson, (702) 326-0334, lisa@ffwpr.com

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